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Title Precolumbian gold : technology, style and iconography / edited by Colin McEwan.

Published London : Published by the Trustees of the British Museum by British Museum Press, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  739.2278 PREC    AVAILABLE
Physical description 248 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 28 cm
Notes "This volume is the outcome of a conference held at the Museum of Mankind, London, in 1996 to mark the opening of the exhibition The Gilded Image: Precolumbian Gold from South and Central America"--Intro.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ancestors past but present: gold diadems from the far south coast of Peru / Colin McEwan, Joerg Haeberli -- The technology, iconography and social significance of metals: a multi-dimensional analysis of middle Sicán objects / Izumi Shimada, Jo Ann Griffin, Adon Gordus -- The goldwork of Chimor: the technology and iconography of wealth accumulation / Karen O'Day -- Clothed metal and the iconography of human form among the Incas / Penny Dransart -- Malagana and the goldworking tradition of southwest Colombia / Warwick Bray -- The iconography and symbolism of metallic votive offerings in the eastern Cordillera, Colombia / Roberto Lleras-Pérez -- The gold of greater Zenú: prehispanic metallurgy in the Caribbean lowlands of Colombia / Ana María Falchetti -- Contextualized goldwork from 'Gran Coclé', Panama: an update based on recent excavations and new radiocarbon dates for associated pottery styles / Richard Cooke, Luís Alberto Sánchez Herrera, Koichi Udagawa -- The general and the queen: gold objects from a ceremonial and mortuary complex in southern Costa Rica / Jeffrey Quilter -- Gold symbolism among Caribbean chiefdoms: of feathers, Cibas, and Guanín power among Taíno elites / José R. Oliver -- Diversity of goldsmithing traditions in the Americas and the old world / Susan La Niece, Nigel Meeks.
Language notes English.
Other author McEwan, Colin.
British Museum.
Museum of Mankind.
Subject Indian goldwork -- South America -- Congresses.
Indian goldwork -- Central America -- Congresses.
Indians of South America -- Goldwork -- Congresses.
Other uniform title Gilded image, precolumbian gold from South and Central America.
ISBN 0714125342